Boardwalk boost for Lough Shore Park

The outdoor recreation offering at Antrim Lough Shore Park has just got better with the creation of a new boardwalk.

The outdoor recreation offering at Antrim Lough Shore Park has just got better with the creation of a new boardwalk.

It is one of four outdoor areas to be improved with the help of £130,000 funding from Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) following a successful application by Antrim and Newtownabbey Council to its 2019/20 Environmental Challenge Competition which supports projects designed to help people connect with the natural environment and to conserve our most important habitats.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Jim Montgomery, pictured at the Lough Shore with Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Minister Edwin Poots, said: “It’s fantastic that Council has been able to deliver these improvements to our sites during a time where outdoor recreation has never been more popular.”

Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Minister Edwin Poots, MLA is pictured with Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Jim Montgomery at the new boardwalk at Antrim Lough Shore Park.

As part of the funding package, environmental awareness signage has also been installed, providing information to users on how to protect the sustainability of the area.